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Bruno Capitelli  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:40
English to Italian
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Nov 1, 2001

Recently on Proz.com a post regarding a different opportunity for translators has appeared. I answered for more info and I have received an e-amil with a link pointing to www.starbizglobal.com

They ask for a deposit of 100$ to send you jobs as home typist or similar. I guess if I can trust them

Does anyone have info on Starbizglobal? Does anyone evere heard about this company?

I need info on this info to decide to answer to this proposal



Thank you

Bruno Capitelli







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Irina Smirnova-Godoy
Local time: 17:40
English to Spanish
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I have doubts!! Nov 2, 2001

I did the same, that is replying starbiz announcement. The jobs are not really professional. They mostly need typists, e-mail senders and what not. I find it suspicious that I have to send them money in order to get a job. I think I am running a greater risk doing the job and not getting paid. They as a company may outsource the same assignment to several workers and see if they come through. Anyhow, I doubt such jobs will be paid at a high rate and that means you will be doing several assignments until they pay you back your own $100 m(if at all). Another thought: did you pay attention to the bank address you are to send the money to. It is located in one of the Baltic countries of former Soviet Union, not exactly a spearheader in market economy and finances. But of course the decision is yours (as well as the money!!)

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AndrewBM
Ireland
Local time: 21:40
Spanish to English
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Is that English? Nov 3, 2001

I decided to go and have a look at the site myself and I can tell you one thing straight away - this people have definitely not enough money to hire a native speaker to do the job for them.

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Marlene Curtis  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:40
English to Portuguese
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A scam ??? Nov 4, 2001

Dear friend:



My advice is : NEVER pay any monies to work for anybody,no matter how professional, appealing and seductive their website might look, if there is anyone who should pay you in advance for a job, that someone is ,of course, the employer.I also responded to that particular e-mail and was stunned by their answer and coming across it on Proz.


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Bruno Capitelli  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:40
English to Italian
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Thank you. Now I'm sure I will not reply and send money Nov 5, 2001

I\'m glad you all have the same doubts as me.

Yes I noticed that the address is in a baltic republic and this is one of my main concern together wit the fact of sending money.

I will wait for a better opportunity.



Bruno


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Uwe Schwenk
Local time: 15:40
English to German
StarBiz Global - FYI Nov 16, 2001


They also have an address in Panama, and it\'s kind of odd that the \"main office\" is in Panama and the Bank in Latvia.


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Dave Simons
Local time: 22:40
French to English
Wish all decisions were this easy Dec 18, 2001

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They ask for a deposit of 100$ to send you jobs as home typist or similar.





Now if I had that decision to make, it would probably be one of the easiest of my life. 100 dollars indeed!



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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 16:40
SITE FOUNDER
Ask them for a deposit Dec 19, 2001

Don\'t do it.



As a service provider, the risk is yours. How could one justify paying a customer a deposit?


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Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:40
French to English
Don't Dec 20, 2001

A genuine scandal! These guys cannot be serious!

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